Just shy of 24 hours old, the poll has already garnered nearly 450 votes, and John D'Ambrosia, chair of the IEEE's Higher Speed Study Group has taken an early, commanding lead with more than 60 percent of the votes.
Today's Leading Lights laggard is Silvio Scaglia, founder, Babelgum, who hasn't managed to win a single vote yet. Perhaps the Italians are still on holiday. (Aren't they always?)
The winner of this award -- and all our other Leading Lights Awards -- will be announced at a special awards dinner on October 15 in New York City following the first day of our Ethernet Expo.
The Person of the Year poll closes September 28, which is also the entry deadline for the remaining Leading Lights awards categories. To submit your entry for Leading Lights, go to www.lightreading.com/awards.
To cast your vote for Person of the Year, click here.
— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading